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Dealing with ads blocking application functionality on iPad

I've noticed some applications on my iPad have advertisements. The problem is that the advertisement covers lower part of the screen where some applications place buttons and other UI elements, and ...
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How to list all available .plist keys on a certain domain application by defaults command?

I want to know all keys (property list) which available on certain domain application, as example i could list available key for com.apple.dock by entering this command: $ defaults read ...
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Can I simply manually delete individual Time Machine backups from the Finder or command line?

I have moved from a Mac running Snow Leopard to a new Lion machine. Since there was a lot of cruft on the old machine, I set up the new one from scratch, only copying the data over I need. I still ...
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Remove program from list of active apps

When switching between running applications via Command-Tab one can see all of the currently running programs. This is however somewhat cumbersome, for instance I don't want certain programs to be ...
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What is the .plist.lockfile introduced in Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are my plists in ~/Library/Preferences accompanied by a matching lockfile in Lion? Since upgrading to Lion, I have noticed that Lion is placing lockfiles that ...
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How do you hide users from Login and Fast User Switching under OS X 10.7 Lion?

Historically, it was possible to hide users from the login screen. In pre-10.5 times, one simply changed a userid to < 500 and: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow ...
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Faint clicking noise in trackpad in Macbook Pro

I recently purchased a Macbook pro, and I have some issue with my Trackpad. I notice that if I lightly press on it, I can hear a click (sometimes faint, sometimes clearly audible) but no click action ...
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How would I use Tor with Colloquy

I've been switching back and forth between Colloquy and Linkinus a lot recently as my IRC server has become more and more popular - since then I've been trying out the correct way to use my Tor proxy ...
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1answer
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Automater/Applescript page viewer/downloader loop

I have some 9500 individual audio files I am trying to download which: a) require a login to a website b) are located at subdirectories which ?redirects? to a download link (eg. ...
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Is it possible to automate FTP in Terminal?

I want to add an FTP command to my crontab to automatically download a file. How do I do this?
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Prevent OS X from changing Spaces after quitting an App?

After quitting an application, the previous app that I was interacting with is automatically selected. If I was working in Terminal, switched to Chrome, and then decided to quit Chrome, Terminal ...
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2answers
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Why can't I get my Time Capsule to connect to a new wireless network?

[Backstory for this question: I'm staying in someone else's apartment currently. All equipment mentioned in this post is being connected to their existing wireless network. That network is broadcast ...
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1answer
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how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else?

Using Macbook using OS-X 10.5.8, how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else? I have a Macbook circa 2008 which has OS-x ...
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1answer
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Upgrading to Lion - Questions about disks, RAID and backups

I've gone Lion on my MBP and now, having backed up four year's worth of files am ready to upgrade... A bit of background: I have a 2007 MacPro and have filled all four drive bays with: 2 x Western ...
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1answer
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Keychain keeps locking since upgrade to Lion. I get prompted every 5 min, turn it off

After completion of a "clean" install of Lion I get prompted for keychain passwords every 5 min. It's driving me crazy. I want my keychain to fill needed fields automatically as it had in the past. ...
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Disk space disappeared, what happened?

So yesterday I had to jump through some hoops getting Xcode set up, in the end I had to install it once, uninstall it and then install a different version. At the start I had ~78GB free. After the ...
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How does Snow Leopard arrange files by “Date Added” for folders on the dock?

I would like to know the underlying mechanism that Snow Leopard uses to arrange files, within folders that are placed on the dock, by "Date Added." I would like to know this in order to retrieve the ...
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1answer
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All of my Finder sounds refuse to play

I installed Lion on launch day, and a few days after, my Finder sounds stopped playing. When I move files, or folders, delete items or empty the trash there is never any accompanying sound. I know ...
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How do I recover purchased music on my iPhone 4?

I replaced my iPhone 4 today and used iTunes to restore all of my settings, contacts, calendars and apps. Everything but my music was restored- including my purchased items. I have tried the iTunes ...
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2answers
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How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...
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3answers
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Ping all IPs in LAN

How would I find out all the devices on my LAN by pinging them all in terminal? What would the code be?
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1answer
144 views

File management iPad app

I am looking for some free File management iPad app. It should be an offline file viewing app, with features to open common file types and also extract zip or rar files. It should be exactly like ...
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2answers
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Accessing Snow leopard from remote

I have a snow leopard computer in a remote location, logged out. I want to be able to use this machine from a Linux computer. I already hear you saying vnc, but vnc works only for a logged in session. ...
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Can Mail.app be configured to always load remote images from certain domains?

I like how Gmail gives me the option to, for example, Always display images from allsongs@n.npr.org. Is there a way to have Mail.app do the same? I can only find the global option for displaying ...
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What are the .mbox files in ~/Library/Mail/Mail Lost+Found/Mailboxes in Mail.app 5.0 (Lion)?

When I upgraded to Lion, Mail.app 5.0 created a directory ~/Library/Mail/Mail Lost+Found. There were a couple of outdated bundles, which seems logical. But there is also a Mailboxes directory that has ...
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Applications stop responding when waking up from sleep

Lately when I walk away from the computer and it goes into sleep mode, I come back and try to us the computer, all the applications are stuck "not responding". I can use the computer and browse ...
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MacBook Pro freezes with beachball on login (OS 10.7 Lion)

EDIT 8/21/11: It appeared that this issue may have been fixed in Update 10.7.1, but it reoccured just recently. Recently after upgrading to Lion, my MBP refuses to allow me to login. I can see the ...
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3answers
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External monitor over the air with Macbook

I have purchased a second-hand MacBook (13 inch, white) which is quite cool. Now i want to connect it to my external monitor and i have got a Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable from a friend of mine: However, ...
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Swiping trackpad no longer wakes Macbook Pro from sleep in OS X Lion

Since upgrading my Late 2010 MacBook Pro to OS X Lion, I noticed that swiping my finger across the trackpad no longer wakes it from sleep mode. Clicking the trackpad or pressing a key on the keyboard ...
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1answer
482 views

What backups are on my mac?

According to System Information, I have about 57 GB of "Backups". What exactly is meant by "backups"? I'm guessing iPad and iPhone backups count, but that only accounts for ~25 GB. Where is the ...
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Application Exposé with fullscreen window?

Application Exposé (sometimes known as Application Windows) is a wonderful feature. One that I have wished for very hard! However, it seems it isn't available when an using an application window in ...
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1answer
431 views

Anyone know of a DAB capable Airplay Speaker [closed]

Is there such a thing as a DAB capable AirPlay Speaker system currently available? I would want something good quality not just a cheap £60 thing with 10 watts power.
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Can I set Lion scrollbars to always be off? (Except when a mouse is plugged in)

I like the fact that scrollbars disappear in Lion, but only if I don't have an external mouse plugged in to my MacBook Pro. Is there a way to have this behavior always be on? I know I can set the ...
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How do I know the IP addresses of other computers in my network?

Say that I have two computers connected to the same network. I know that from computer1 and file sharing enabled I can snoop around inside computer2. But say that there is something interesting on ...
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1answer
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Why my osx lion can't setup soptlight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight? My mac osx from snow leopard 10.6.8 update to Lion,all os setup is all right,but it lookslike can't setpu soptlight ,it ...
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3answers
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Why my application icons wiggle when I press ALT key in Launchpad?

I tried Launchpad first time today and went through the common modifier keys & their combinations to see if some hidden options appear. When I pressed ⌥ ALT all the apps started wiggling. What ...
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1answer
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How long should Lion take to set up Spotlight?

I updated my Mac from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Lion. Everything went well. The computer restarted when the OS setup finished. Now, Spotlight setup has been running for more than two hours. Is something ...
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1answer
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Possible to force a sync of Game Center Achievements already gained?

For various reasons, I've only just updated to iOS4. There are a number of games that I have gained achievements for, it is possible to update the game center app to recognise these achievements ...
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1answer
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How to speed up screen refresh on MacPro + Bootcamp?

I'm a .Net developer running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) on a 2010 MacPro (2.27Ghz/6GB RAM) using Bootcamp. Until about a month ago its been, imo, the ultimate dev workstation. However recently I've ...
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1answer
761 views

Mac/OS X AppStore 'buttons' inactive, not showing screenshots

I've been putting off from using the App Store, and now it seems I'm kind of obliged to keep doing that. Screen shots are not being loaded, and when I click the button to download an app, nothing ...
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2answers
542 views

Find which RAR file is bad

I have a RAR I downloaded made up of multiple files. When trying to extract it, it tells me the data is incomplete, something bad with one of the files. Considering I had to download multiple large ...
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2answers
304 views

Problems running Lion Server for 10.6 Client (as Calendar-/Adressbook-Server)?

Has anyone run 10.7 as a Server (for iCal and Adressbook) for 10.6-Clients? Did you encounter any Problems one should be aware of before upgrading? TIA
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Web Inspector in Safari 5.1 (Lion) not logging request when not open

Is there any way to revert Web Inspector in Safari 5.1 to the old behaviour that if I have developer tools enabled, all Ajax/XHR, image, css etc requests are logged and when I open Web Inspector, they ...
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1answer
334 views

Can I connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN linux server using a Snow Leopard client?

Do I need any special software? What should I do to connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN?
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6answers
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Mirror iPad 2 screen on Mac

I would like to know if there is a possibility to display the iPad 2 screen on my Mac? You know, silmilar to the Steve Jobs presentations. Thank you for your help.
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2answers
94 views

How to reassign default editor for different file types from the command line?

I am looking for a way to reassign default editor on OS X. For example I want to reassign all file types opened by TextEditor with TextWrangler. Probably it has something to do with the defaults ...
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2answers
2k views

Use SDK 10.5 in Xcode 4.1 on Lion

I just upgraded my machine to Lion to see if the project works on the new OS, but I else need to support users using the program on machines running OS X 10.5, but Xcode 4.1 doesn't come with the 10.5 ...
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4answers
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
5
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1answer
406 views

What's the rule of thumb for interacting with inactive OS X window content?

I have to admit I'm a bit mystified in trying to understand one particular part of the OS X user interface: interacting with content in "inactive" windows. For example, let's say we have Chrome & ...
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2answers
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Upgrading Xserve hard drives

Will 3Tb SATA hard drives work in Xserve (Model Xserve1,1) and allow all the space to be allocated.

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